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2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« on: April 18, 2023, 02:38 PM »
I snagged an R5 off of eBay the minute that episode aired.  It cost me a little under $30 with shipping.

So, Hasbro will probably re-release it on a Mando card pretty soon for the low low price of $17 plus tax.

Ding ding ding, winner.  R5-D4 on a TVC The Mandalorian card coming next spring -

Swamped at work so I cant get press pics up right now but confirmed by Hasbro today:

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION R5-D4
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available: Spring 2024)
Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION R5-D4 figure. This R5-D4 action figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in season 3 of STAR WARS: MANDALORIAN live-action series on Disney+. A battered astromech droid, R5-D4 has had a long operational span bouncing around various owners on Tatooine for decades. Now, he resides in Docking 3-5 of Mos Eisley Spaceport in Peli Motto’s employ.

I *think* R5-D4 is the start of a new 2024 wave.  I'll move this post if we find out he belongs in an earlier wave.  Pre-order tomorrow, 1pm ET.
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2023, 03:07 PM »
Lol.  So predictable.

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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2023, 03:15 PM »
Did we get confirmation if this is a straight repack or something newish?

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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2023, 03:25 PM »
Did we get confirmation if this is a straight repack or something newish?

Pretty much straight repack, just new card.

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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2023, 05:30 PM »
Did we get confirmation if this is a straight repack or something newish?

It's somewhat updated.  The VC040 R5-D4 is the B-A-F astromech body and has the two holes that are lower on the body.  This new R5-D4 gets rid of those, much like a more recent version of R2-D2 got rid of them, too.  But someone also made the observation that the promo photos don't show the 3 x red back panels that R5 is supposed to have.  I'm hoping that Hasbro can fix that.
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2023, 01:01 PM »
TVC R5-D4

Amazon -> https://amzn.to/3MRWWVO

EE -> https://ee.toys/57SGL5


Case of 8 for the wave

EE -> https://ee.toys/57SGL5

1x SW VIN ACEQUIA
2x SW VIN BANCROFT
2x SW VIN BASALT
1x SW VIN BELLAIRE
1x SW VIN BLOOMINGTON
1x R5-D4 (The Mandalorian)

« Last Edit: April 19, 2023, 01:03 PM by Jeff »
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2023, 05:42 PM »
Once upon a time I might have preordered that case blind.  But the case packs are just such a PITA with them being limited to a total of 8 figures.
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #7 on: May 8, 2023, 08:51 PM »
Fyi… if you’re like me and didn’t pre-order thinking it was a straight re-release, Yakface is reporting Hasbro is adding the red stripes to the back of the ‘new’ R5. 

Is this the right thread for R5?  The master list sent me here but there don’t seem to be any posts about him or mentions…
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #8 on: May 8, 2023, 09:19 PM »
Yakface is reporting Hasbro is adding the red stripes to the back of the ‘new’ R5. 

Here is the press blurb from Hasbro:

We wanted to share an update with you regarding the design of the recently announced Star Wars: The Vintage Collection R5-D4 figure. Based on fan feedback, we became aware that the figure as revealed did not include the distinct three red stripes on the back of his drum. We are excited to share that the figure is in the process of being updated and when shipped, will have the three red stripes included on the figure.

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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #9 on: May 9, 2023, 02:26 AM »
I wish they’d wearher him so it actually looks like R5 in Mando… he’s pretty distinctively damaged including soot from his bad motivator mishap in ANH.  :-\
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #10 on: May 9, 2023, 09:34 AM »
They’re saving that for another release so the paint variant people will buy him again.

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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #11 on: May 9, 2023, 01:58 PM »
That one will lack the stripes then… the cycle continues.
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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2023, 11:43 AM »
Updated case pack from EE:

1x SW VIN ACEQUIA
2x SW VIN BANCROFT
1x SW VIN BLOOMINGTON
2x Pre Vizsla (TCW)
1x Darth Revan (KOTOR)
1x R5-D4 (The Mandalorian)
(subject to change)

You can order the case from EE here -> https://ee.toys/YR8PZR #ad #sponsored

Dropping the Pre Vizsla and Revan pics in here for reference:





Also, new cardback design starting with this wave (throwback to original 2004 VOTC cardback backs - 20 years ago!  :o):


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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2023, 05:03 PM »
Up for pre-order:

Darth Revan
Amazon -> https://amzn.to/44N3BX4
EE -> https://ee.toys/KMJLI3

Pre Vizsla
Amazon -> https://amzn.to/44t1KXD
EE -> https://ee.toys/BRE115

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Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2023, 05:25 PM »
Thanks Jeff!


Also, remember when we weren't going to be doing pre-orders anymore?